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ABC Buys Fashion Drama ‘Threads’ From ‘Cruel Intentions’ Lindsey Rosin

Lindsey Rosin

ABC has put in development Threads, a drama from writer Lindsey Rosin (NBC’s Cruel Intentions), Random Hill and ABC Studios. Written by Rosin, Threads centers around aspiring designer Jessica Lee, who finds herself at the center of the biggest battle for power in the fashion world when the legendary founder of the iconic brand — where she currently works as an assistant — is forced to step down, setting off a cutthroat, high-stakes search for his replacement. Caught… Read


Apple Nears Order To Series Starring Richard Gere From Howard Gordon & Warren Leight Based On Israel’s ‘Nevelot’

Apple is finalizing an eight-episode order for a drama series starring Richard Gere. The project, from Howard Gordon (24) and Warren Leight (Law & Order: SVU), is based on the Israeli series Nevelot and hails from Fox 21 Television Studios, Gordon’s 20th TV-based Teakwood Lane Prods. and Keshet Studios. Written by Gordon and showrun by Gordon and Leight, the untitled series centers on two elderly Vietnam vets and best friends — one of whom is played by Gere — who find… Read


‘The Politician’: Jessica Lange To Star In Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series

One of Ryan Murphy’s muses, Oscar winner Jessica Lange, is set as one of the female leads opposite Benjamin Platt in Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series The Politician.. Details about the plot and characters in The Politician, from Murphy and frequent collaborators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, are being kept under wraps, but it is believe to revolve around the politician aspirations of Platt's Payton, a wealthy Santa Barbarian, and every season will revolve around a… Read


‘Dr. Mirage’ Drama Based On Comic In Works At the CW With ‘Reign’ Co-Creator

Dr. Mirage

The CW is taking a new stab at developing Dr. Mirage, a drama series adaptation of the Valiant graphic novel, with Reign co-creator Laurie McCarthyDMG Entertainment (Iron Man 3, Looper, Point Break) and CBS Television Studios. Dr. Mirage is based on the graphic novel about a female paranormal investigator who can communicate with dead souls except the one she wants to reach – the love of her life. The project was previously in development at the CW during the 2016-17… Read


Hulu Developing John Grisham Universe Multi-Series Project From Michael Seitzman, Jason Richman & ABC Studios

Hulu is looking to break new ground with an innovative two-series drama project based on two John Grisham’s novels, the 1995 The Rainmaker and 2015 Rogue Lawyer. Envisioned as the first chapter in a larger franchise, tentatively titled The Grisham Universe, the ambitious multi-series project comes from writers Michael Seitzman (Quantico, Code Black), Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7), Grisham, ABC Signature and Seitzman and Christina Davis’ ABC Studios-based Maniac… Read


Laura Dern & Issa Rae To Produce & Star In ‘The Dolls’ Limited Series In Works At HBO

HBO has put in development The Dolls, a limited series with Laura Dern and Issa Rae attached attached to star and executive produce. The project hails from Dern and Jayme Lemons’ Jaywalker Pictures. Rae, who’s under a deal with HBO, also will co-write the project with Laura Kittrell and Amy Aniobi, who work with Rae on HBO’s Insecure, which has been renewed for a fourth season. Written by Rae, Kittrell and Aniobi, The Dolls, inspired by true events, recounts the aftermath… Read


Fox Buys Family Comedy ‘Eight’ From Alison Bennett & Rob Rosell

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Fox has put in development single camera comedy Eight from writer Alison Bennett (You’re the Worst), Rob Rosell (New Girl, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and 20th Century Fox TV, where Bennett is under an overall deal. Written by Bennett, in Eight, after a whirlwind romance that resulted in a baby and a wedding (in that order), children of divorce Jillian and Trevor attempt to carve out their own family's identity, with eight grandparents there to offer eight million… Read


ABC Developing Legal Drama ‘Exhibit A’ Based On Korean Format Produced By Daniel Dae Kim

EXCLUSIVE: ABC has put in development Exhibit A, a legal drama from The Good Doctor executive producer Daniel Dae Kim, his 3AD production company, and ABC Studios. Written by Warren Hsu Leonard (How To Get Away With Murder), Exhibit A is based on the South Korean series My Lawyer, Mr. Jo. It centers on disgraced former prosecutor, Andrew Cho, whose career is sabotaged by the corrupt power brokers he's working to take down. But in losing everything, Andrew discovers… Read


HBO Orders ‘The Outsider’ Drama Series Based On Stephen King Novel Starring Ben Mendelsohn From Jason Bateman & MRC

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HBO has given a series order to supernatural drama The Outsider, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, with Ben Mendelsohn set to star and produce. The project, which marks Mendelsohn’s return to TV following his Emmy-winning turn on Bloodline, hails from The Night Of co-creator/executive producer Richard Price, director-producer Jack Bender (Mr. Mercedes) Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment and MRC. Ozark star/director/executive producer… Read


‘You’ Moves To Netflix For Season 2 As Lifetime Shifts Focus To Original Movies


Lifetime’s drama You is moving to Netflix for its upcoming second season. The streaming giant already had international distribution for the Berlanti Prods. psychological thriller, whose first season will air as a Netflix original outside of the U.S.. It launches Dec. 26. Starting with Season 2, You will be a Netflix global original. Lifetime renewed You, starring Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail, for a second season in July, ahead of the series’ September premiere. At the… Read


‘Chicago’ Dramas Get Additional Episodes

NBC has ordered two extra episodes each from each of its Chicago drama series, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med. The pickups, revealed by Chicago PD executive producer/director Eriq LaSalle on Friday, bring the orders for all three shows to 22. The extra episode order reflects the ratings success NBC has had this fall with the #OneChicago-branded lineup on Wednesday, the first time three Chicago series have aired on the same night. The increase brings the episode… Read


Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ Series Starring Diego Luna Taps Stephen Schiff As Showrunner

EXCLUSIVE: The recently announced Star Wars series for Disney’s upcoming family focused streaming service Disney+ based Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is being shepherded by former The Americans executive producer Stephen Schiff. Schiff serves as executive producer and showrunner on the live-action series, a prequel being toplined by Rogue One‘s star Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor. Jared Bush (Moana) originated the project and wrote a pilot script and a… Read